Lumber Yard Fire at Clear Lake
A spark from the machinery was the cause of a disastrous fire in the lumber mill and yards of the Clear Lake Lumber Company, Clear Lake, Wash., recently. The plant covered an area of three to four acres, with a saw mill of wood. The property was in the eastern part of the city, near the lake. It was about 16 years old. The mill building, in which the fire originated, was of wood. The fire was discovered by a millwright at 5:30 p. m., and he at once gave the alarm by sounding the whistle. The mill crew worked hard to save the plant, getting eight hydrant streams with a pressure of 105 pounds on the fire in quick time, but the fire was beyond control, and the loss was total. The plant was worth $200,000 and the contents, including saw mill machinery, $150,000.
Salary increases made to the members of the Lockport, N. Y., fire department recently are as follows: Chief, $1,260 to $1,400; assistant, $1,200 to $1,300; superintendent of fire alarm, $1,140 to $1,200; pipemen, $1,080 to $1,140.